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Dandy77

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Car cover/paint protection
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:36:30 AM »
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I was looking for the best method to protect a newly sanded polished and waxed car from dust, dirt etc. Car will be parked inside a garage on a lift when not driven. Car covers, home made ideas etc.
I work in the garage as well.
Pictures if possible.
Thx
« Last Edit: June 10, 2018, 09:48:27 AM by Dandy77 »

roadking77

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Re: Car cover/paint protection
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 01:24:06 PM »
I offer my 2c every time the car cover question comes up. I have a middle of the road cover from Cal Car Cover. It wasn't cheap, I think it was around $250 or so, but it is a fitted cover. It is high quality and I highly recommend their products. My car stays parked in the garage, but with a woodworking shop attached to my garage it does get its share of dust.
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Re: Car cover/paint protection
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 05:11:41 AM »
If you park where air movement isn't an issue, I've found tyvek car covers are fine....light, relatively cheap and they keep the dust at bay.
Friend of mine uses a california car cover...multi layer, cut to fit.....its a lovely piece of gear, but I can't see it does any better job.....now if there was a wind blowing, his cover would be far better.....a flapping cover is bound to erode the paint on the corners. 
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Re: Car cover/paint protection
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 05:58:43 AM »
A few old King size comforters and a Budge #4 from PepBoys works. 

Re: Car cover/paint protection
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